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Old 06-19-2020, 06:00 PM   #1
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Default What is the blade in this video.

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It's tip heavy and curved concave around the blade
Is it curved enough to be a kukri?
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Old 06-19-2020, 06:52 PM   #2
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Looks like a machete blade with holes in it. https://www.google.com/search?q=mach...8X4QWcc8O_sc4M
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Old 06-19-2020, 06:59 PM   #3
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look a bit like a Kilij, but I don't think they had edge on the inside curve...

An oversized Kukri is probably the closest.
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Old 06-19-2020, 08:20 PM   #4
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It's tip heavy and curved concave around the blade
Is it curved enough to be a kukri?
Yes, it's a kukri. It's just got a longer blade than is usual anymore
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Old 06-19-2020, 09:02 PM   #5
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Really, it's "lightweight tip-heavy blade, wielded with shortsword or knife".
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Old 06-20-2020, 12:18 PM   #6
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Yes, it's a kukri. It's just got a longer blade than is usual anymore
If you liked, you could call it a kopis -- shortsword rather than knife length. But current machete vendors seem to prefer "kukri" for that shape. Names are just cultural, and gurkhas have better recent marketing than Greeks.
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Old 06-20-2020, 08:15 PM   #7
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If you liked, you could call it a kopis -- shortsword rather than knife length. But current machete vendors seem to prefer "kukri" for that shape. Names are just cultural, and gurkhas have better recent marketing than Greeks.
No, I wouldn't call it a khopis at all. I believe I saw a style of a kukri grip on it.

I actually suspect that I've seen that exact blade in the A.G. Russell printed paper knife catalog (which I window shop through when one comes in the mail). I can't keep those sorts of catalogs around long (at least without becoming a horder) and my web searches have not been productive for this exact blade. For one thing Russell didn't make it themselves.

At any rate it was described as a kukri of a style more common a century or more ago with a longer blade with a more gradual curve than the shorter and more sharply angled (rather than curved) kukris you're likely to see msot often today.
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Old 06-21-2020, 10:24 AM   #8
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My first impression was that it was that type of sword that the ancient Egyptians used (Khopesh), but it wasn't "sickle-bladed" enough. So my next guess was kukri (mostly because of Dresden Files, where a lot of White Court vampires use them).
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Old 06-24-2020, 04:55 AM   #9
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How about a machiara? Allegedly an ancestor of the kukhri based on Alexandrian invasion of that sort of area back in the day.

http://www.saxonviolence.com/item/falcata-machiara
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